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Meet Judge Julie

Judge Julie Adams Jacobs was appointed to serve as a Superior Court Judge in Cobb County on August 15, 2022. 

Prior to being appointed to this position, Judge Jacobs served in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office for almost 20 years.  She began her legal career in the Criminal Division where she conducted more than 200 bench trials in superior courts across Georgia and personally handled more than 40 criminal appeals in the Georgia Supreme Court, including habeas corpus and murder appeals.

Judge Jacobs subsequently served as the Section Chief of the Business and Finance Section where she handled contract dispute, procurement, banking, bankruptcy, securities, hospital acquisition, and business litigation matters. 

Judge Jacobs became the Deputy Attorney General of the Commercial Transactions and Litigation Division. In that role, Judge Jacobs managed more than 40 attorneys and support staff, and her responsibilities included the management of the financial and property interests of state government in the areas of business and finance, tax, real property, construction, and transportation.

The Fulton County Daily Report recognized Judge Jacobs with its 2016 “On The Rise” award as one of the top 25 attorneys in Georgia under the age of 40. She is a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Cobb and the 2020 class of Honorary Commanders. She remains actively involved with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and previously served on the Board of the Honorary Commanders Alumni Association and as Co-Chair for Economic Development Day.  Judge Jacobs also served on the Board of Loving Arms Cancer Outreach.  She is a member of the Cobb Bar Association and the Atlanta Lawyers Club.

Judge Jacobs is a 2003 graduate of Emory University School of Law, and she received her B.A. in political science from Georgia State University. Judge Jacobs is a longtime resident of Cobb County where she lives with her husband Chad and two children.